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Success! Faith from Kenya raised $1,286 to fund surgery to repair her clubfoot condition.

Faith
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  • $1,286 raised, $0 to go
$1,286
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Faith's treatment was fully funded on August 6, 2022.

Photo of Faith post-operation

August 17, 2022

Faith underwent surgery to repair her clubfoot condition.

Faith was admitted to the hospital and first underwent serial casting to soften her tissues and then had a successful surgery. This treatment will have such an impactful to Faith allowing her wear shows and walk free of pain.

Faith shared, “I am grateful for the support and looking forward to when my two feet will be corrected and I will be able to step on the ground like other girls and continue with my education.”

Faith was admitted to the hospital and first underwent serial casting to soften her tissues and then had a successful surgery. This treatmen...

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June 3, 2022

Faith is a 12-year-old student from Kenya. Her father is a farmer, while her mother works hard to raise their family and care for their home. Faith is the only girl and the second-oldest in her family of four. She is in fourth grade and likes reading and playing with friends. She has a big heart and hopes to one day become a surgeon to help children who are neglected because of their medical conditions.

Faith has clubfoot of both feet. Clubfoot is a condition where the foot is twisted out of shape. This condition makes it difficult for Faith to walk or to even wear shoes.

Fortunately, Faith and her mother traveled to visit our medical partner’s care center, AIC Cure International Hospital. There, surgeons are scheduled to perform clubfoot repair surgery on June 16th. Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation, is requesting $1,286 to fund Faith’s clubfoot repair. After treatment, she should be able to put on shoes and walk well at home and school. Her self-esteem also will improve, and she’ll be able to continue with her studies and hopefully achieve her dream career of becoming a surgeon.

Faith’s mother said, “I hope to see my daughter walking normally like other children. That’s why I am requesting support to facilitate her surgery.”

Faith is a 12-year-old student from Kenya. Her father is a farmer, while her mother works hard to raise their family and care for their home...

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Faith's Timeline

  • June 3, 2022
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Faith was submitted by Edward Mugane, Impact Assessment Coordinator at African Mission Healthcare.

  • June 6, 2022
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Faith's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 29, 2022
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Faith received treatment at AIC Cure International Hospital in Kenya. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • August 6, 2022
    FULLY FUNDED

    Faith's treatment was fully funded.

  • August 17, 2022
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Faith's treatment was successful. Read the update.

Funded by 21 donors

Funded by 21 donors

Treatment
Club Foot Correction
  • Cost Breakdown
  • Diagnosis
  • Procedure
On average, it costs $1,286 for Faith's treatment
Hospital Fees
$273
Medical Staff
$313
Medication
$179
Supplies
$396
Labs
$37
Radiology
$27
Other
$61
  • Symptoms
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Cultural or regional significance

​What kinds of symptoms do patients experience before receiving treatment?

The foot is turned inward, often severely, at the ankle, and the arch of the foot is very high. Patients experience discomfort, and the affected leg may be shorter and smaller than the other.

​What is the impact on patients’ lives of living with these conditions?

These children have a difficult time walking and running. Years of trying to walk on a clubfoot will cause wounds and other skeletal problems, such as arthritis. Patients will have difficulty fitting in shoes and participating in normal play, school, and daily activities. Many Africans make their livings through manual labor, which can be difficult with an untreated clubfoot.

What cultural or regional factors affect the treatment of these conditions?

Incidence is 1/1,000 live births in Kenya. This is roughly similar to rates in Western countries, though many cases may be missed. There is no known reason for its occurrence in this region.

  • Process
  • Impact on patient's life
  • Risks and side-effects
  • Accessibility
  • Alternatives

What does the treatment process look like?

Patients will undergo a series of small operations, casting, and manipulations during their course of treatment.

What is the impact of this treatment on the patient’s life?

The bones and joint will become aligned, and long-term disability will be prevented.

What potential side effects or risks come with this treatment?

Clubfoot is very treatable. The surgery is minor and not risky.

How accessible is treatment in the area? What is the typical journey like for a patient to receive care?

Care is not easily accessible. AIC Cure International Hospital is one of the few pediatric orthopedic hospitals devoted to serving the physically disabled children of Kenya. Most parents bring their children from remote areas to seek treatment.

What are the alternatives to this treatment?

There are no alternatives. If not treated, the condition will persist and will result in disability.

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